Mr Ashwin Kulkarni

Mr Ashwin Kulkarni

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, D(Ortho), DNB(Ortho), MRCS, FRCS(Tr & Ortho), PG Cert Ed

Specialises in

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip and knee replacement, arthroscopy and specialist surgery
  • Young hip pain
  • Hip and knee sports injuries
  • Sees adults only at Spire Leicester Hospital

Also available for:

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My special interests are in hip surgery in both young and elderly patients, including hip replacement, hip resurfacing, hip revision surgery, hip arthroscopy, surgery for impingement syndrome, knee replacement, knee revision and arthroscopy of the knee for soft tissue pathology.

On average, each year I perform in excess of 80 hip arthroscopy cases, 60 knee arthroscopy cases, 135 hip replacements, 80 knee replacements and 20 hip revision surgical cases.

I am also involved in under-graduate and post-graduate medical training and developed UKITE, a self assessment test of orthopaedic knowledge for specialist orthopaedic trainees which benchmarks participants knowledge against that of their peer group.

I completed my medical qualification in India, specialising in orthopaedics which particularly interested me because of the significant difference surgery made to my patients. I undertook higher surgical training in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and completed fellowships in Toronto, Canada and the UK.

I am Editor in Chief for Wikipaedics (BOA).


General Medical Council Number: C4667788

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ashwin Kulkarni at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sports injuries

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Additional information

Orthopaedic surgery
Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury

Special clinical interests: Hip and knee surgery, hip revision surgery, hip resurfacing and arthroscopy.

MBBS / India / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

D(Ortho) / India / 1992
Diploma in Orthopaedics

DNB(Ortho) / New Delhi / 1994
Diplomate of National Board, Orthopaedics

MRCS / Edinburgh / 2001
Member of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

FRCS(Tr & Ortho) / Edinburgh / 2008
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

PG Cert Ed / Newcastle University / 2010
Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

British Orthopaedic Association

British Hip Society

British Trauma Society

Professional leadership

National Lead for UKITE (United Kingdom and Ireland In-Training Examination)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Leicester.

I enjoy spending time with my family and in my spare time I walk, run, listen to music and indulge my interest in motorbikes.

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Sharon Foskett
Private secretary telephone 07494 087536
Private secretary email